Board of Directors
The APDS Board of Directors brings together leaders from organizations and companies leading the innovation and advancement of the parking, transportation, and mobility industry.
George has spent 20+ years serving the parking industry with 13 years managing parking operations on a national level – including airport operations, portfolio management, and university and municipality experience. Building on his background, and the challenges he witnessed on both the operational and consumer side of parking, George founded ParkHub to optimize parking operations with innovative, cutting-edge technology. The subscription-based model George created set the company apart, offering clients a secure, scalable solutions that is continually enhanced to best meet their business needs. ParkHub serves premier entertainment venues, professional sport teams, universities, and state parks across the US, and has been the parking technology provider for the last 4 Super Bowl games. More about ParkHub.
European Parking Association
Laurence Bannerman is an international expert on parking development and management, urban mobility, and urban revitalization projects with more than thirty years experience in the sector. He held important positions in both the public and private sectors of the parking industry amongst which the first Director of the Parking Division of S.T.A. Spa. (the mobility authority of the city of Rome) implementing and managing the public parking system and Director of Business Development and the Urban Systems division in Saba Italia Spa. Today he is President of EPA, the European Parking Association, Chair of the EPA Scientific and Technical Committee, Secretary General of the Italian Parking Association AIPARK and a parking and mobility consultant. More about European Parking Association.
JOAO CAETANO DIAS
João Caetano Dias has a degree in Industrial Engineering (IST, Lisbon, 1986) and a Masters in Businesses Administration (Universidade Nova, Lisbon, 1992). As an engineer he worked for Texas Instruments. After he moved to Investment Banking (CGD) and Venture Capital (Sulpedip). He joined Empark in 1997 as Investment Director in Lisbon. Since 2009 he is Risk and Business Development Director in Madrid headquarters. He’s also board member of Maksu, the IT company of the group, specialized in digitalization, and member of the P&S Committee of EPA. Empark is the leading parking operator of Iberia, managing more than half a million spaces, on and off-street. Empark is also present in Turkey, Andorra and UK. More about Empark.
SHAWN CONRAD, CAE
International Parking & Mobility Institute
Shawn Conrad, CAE is Chief Executive Officer of the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI). He earned a sterling reputation as an association leader in a number of industries over 20 years before joining IPMI in 2008. Since then, he has spearheaded efforts that support our shared mission to advance the parking profession, including creating world renowned certification and accreditation programs, conducting ground-breaking research, and developing an industry-wide publications program. Shawn established the Global Parking Associations Leadership Summit, the Accessible Parking Coalition, and the IPMI Latin Parking Conference & Expo for parking professionals in South America. More about IPMI.
Matt Darst, JD, Director of Operations at Conduent, oversees an industry-leading analytics team to improve curbside access, reduce congestion, increase customer convenience, make roads safer, and promote social equity. He advocates for the application of advanced analytics, or the identification and communication of trends by data scientists, to gain critical client insights leading to data-driven decision-making. His team has overseen the implementation of award-winning innovations for cities like “asset lite” solutions for determining parking occupancy, predictive occupancy and compliance algorithms, demand-based pricing, and enforcement routing. Prior to moving to the private sector, Matt served as First Deputy Director of Revenue for the City of Chicago, managing more than 450 personnel, including the City’s curbside meter assets and the administration of citation issuance and processing. During his tenure he helped improve revenues from $1.5 to $2.2 billion while implementing critical payment plans for disadvantaged motorists. He earned his law degree from DePaul College of Law.
EDOUARD DE VAUCLEROY
CFO of the Interparking Group, Edouard de Vaucleroy joined the company in 2001, after building a 14-year experience in the real estate sector. With an education in Finance and in Real Estate, Edouard has developed a strong background allowing him to face the challenges of his existing function. These includes the supervision of new acquisitions, the financing of the group, the financial follow-up of the operations and the reporting of financial records to the shareholders. This position also includes the holding of Board Membership in many subsidiaries of Interparking, in the nine countries where the company is operating. A father of three daughters, Edouard is based in Brussels where he lives with his family. More about Interparking Group.
Mike Drow is the Senior Vice President, Sales & Corporate Development at T2 Systems, one of the largest parking technology providers in North America. In his role, Mike leads the sales team and establishes technology partnerships and acquisitions to align with long-term strategic goals of T2 Systems. He has led the development of mobility services, remote management operations, mobile payments, and interactive marketing services and has worked with municipalities, universities, airports and urban garages. He is the Co-chair of IPMI Technology Committee and is certified as a Project Management Professional and CAPP. More about T2 Systems.
Scheidt & Bachmann, Germany
Martin Kammler is Managing Director Parking Division at Scheidt & Bachmann, Germany, and responsible for all global parking activities at S&B. He joined S&B as a managing director in 2007. Martin's background is IT solutions and transaction services in the domain of public transport, logistics and parking. He has worked for industry leaders in this field in several senior level positions. He is a member of the board of the Global Alliance for Parking Data Standards and on the advisory board of the initiative for cooperation between startups and established industries of the German Ministry of Research. Martin has a degree in computer linguistics from Tilburg University, Netherlands (1989). More about Scheidt & Bachmann, Germany.
Nick Lester-Davis Consulting
Nick Lester-Davis has been active in the parking sector for more than 30 years. He was responsible for introducing civil parking enforcement into the UK and had an oversight of parking management and enforcement within London for 25 years, working for the government of London. During that time his responsibilities extended into transport and traffic strategies and transport operations for London. He has been on the Board of the British Parking Association since 1993 and on the Board of the European Parking Association from 2001 to 2015, and was its President from 2009 to 2015. He was also President of the BPA in 2001 and is now chair of its Public Affairs Board. He is now a consultant in his own company, specialising in transport, traffic and parking strategies. More about Nick Lester-Davis Consulting.
Brent Paxton joined Premium Parking in August 2017, after spending eight years as the Executive Vice President of Parkmobile. Prior to Parkmobile, he also spent six years as the Chief Financial Officer for Atlanta-based parking operator AmeriPark. During his tenure in the industry, he has been a leader in the mobility space, and was responsible for positioning Parkmobile (a startup at the time) for the distribution of its parking technology in the North American market. Additionally, he has been responsible for hundreds of municipal, university, and private operator relationships, handling all business accounts that were utilizing mobility related services & solutions. More about Premium Parking.
British Parking Association
Andrew joined the British Parking Association (BPA) in 2015 and led a transformative organisation redesign before being appointed Chief Executive in April 2017. He brings around 20 years of experience in a range of government, regulatory, commercial, and leadership roles providing strategic, operational and policy advice. Andrew led a number of high profile energy sector policies at the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) and has informed and shaped both GB and European legislation. Previously, he was responsible for developing the governments’ capacity market auction design to incentivise investment in energy infrastructure, which was enshrined in the Energy Act. Andrew has also managed collaborative projects with multiple stakeholders and as a national expert, he contributed to the evolution of the Council of European Energy Regulators, a not for profit association in Brussels, and informed the voice of Europe’s national energy regulators at EU and international level. More about the BPA.
Keith Williams has been a payment systems and parking technology solutions innovator for more than 20 years. He worked at international parking equipment supplier WPS in senior management positions, including UK MD and Global Group Product Manager. Keith is Technical Director at Parking Matters specializing in the design, specification and implementation of payment systems and data management for parking. He is member of the British Parking Association’s Technology, Innovation and Research Board. More about Parking Matters.
Alliance Chair / Parking Matters
Nigel Williams has worked in the French and UK parking sectors for over 30‐years. He was respectively Managing Director of Vinci Park UK (now Saba UK) and Development Director for Q‐Park UK. He started the UK-based specialist parking consultancy Parking Matters in 2008 and its French sister company Statiom in 2013. Nigel is Chair of the Board of Directors of the British Parking Association and a member of the European Parking Association's Board of Directors. More about Parking Matters.